Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, Bowness-on-Windermere

An exceptional example of the architectural movement, Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House conserves the fluidity and dynamism of the Arts and Crafts style. Almost unaltered since it was built at the turn of the century, every piece of furniture and decoration in the interior of the house belongs to Arts and Crafts. Walk on your own through the rooms of the house to get a feel for the floor plan and style. Enjoy the views from the upper floors of the gardens and surrounding countryside. In addition to the house itself, explore the exhibitions on the lower floors. After looking at the architecture, take a look in the gift ship for an interesting souvenir and have a hand-made snack from the tearoom. Add Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House and other attractions to your Bowness-on-Windermere trip itinerary using our Bowness-on-Windermere holiday builder website .
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  • This interesting property has many fine details on wall paneling, furniture ,fireplaces and fabrics. It's a lovely place to spend a morning wandering round looking for fine detail crafted with such ca...  more »
  • We loved this beautifully presented Arts and Crafts house just outside Bowness. Every effort has been made to focus on the design of the building and the right furnishings to complement it. Some have ...  more »
  • If you are interested in the Arts & Crafts period you should definitely visit this house. The outside is well laid out with lovely views of Windermere. There is a nice cafe too..  more »
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  • The tea room is a lovely place to have a lunch in stunning surroundings. The bread is made on the premises and there is a wonderful aroma. I had soup that was delicious. Food is reasonably priced. There is ample parking, spotless toilets and a lift for disabled patrons to access most of the first floor. There is a charge to view the house, but the gardens are free to browse and there is a haha.
  • This house is really quite beautiful. If you like the Arts and Crafts movement it's a must. Cafe was slow in service and really limited in choice. Suggest you choose elsewhere for refreshments. Overall a very nice visit.
  • A hidden gem. Fabulous exemplar if the Arts and Crafts movement in the heart of the Lake District. (Good wet weather activity). Great explanatory boards in each room with information on the original Baillie Scott design as well as the furnishings designed and added later. The iPad tour of the family photos added an interesting insight into the Holt family too. Well priced and full-time students get in free too.
  • Beautiful building with some landmark features in near proximity to Bowness and Windermere. Shop has fine craft products often of very high standard and quality. Excellent cafe for lunch and good coffee.
  • Excellent, really enjoyed my visit. You need 3-4 hrs to really appreciate the Arts' n crafts, the d├ęcor is amazing.
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